All posts tagged in cultural appropriation

  • September 10, 2020By Preevena Devi Jayabalan

    Malaysian-Indian. Growing up, this term has been both a blessing and a curse for me. I’ve always had mixed feelings about this label and this unsettling emotion eventually weaned its way into my insecure soul. The reasons? Well, for starters, let’s get on to the good part. And yes, this is where I talk about … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/in-conversation-about-cultural-appropriation-racism-and-the-clash-of-two-communities/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 26, 2019By Esme Marfo

    Reality star Kim Kardashian West announced the launch of her new shapewear on Tuesday. She claims to have created the line because of her own personal struggles to find shapewear that suits her skin tone. The line comes in 9 different shades and ranges from sizes XXS-4XL. Finally I can share with you guys this … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/kim-kardashian-faces-backlash-after-trademarking-kimono-for-new-shapewear-line/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 23, 2018By Shermarie Hyppolite

    The great and maybe scary thing about social media is that social media allows you to share a created image of yourself for anyone to see. Influencers make money off of OOTD pictures while advertising hair pills or appetite lollipops to their millions of followers. As a social media-obsessed society, we know not to trust the perfect Instagram … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/social-media-is-making-it-easier-for-white-people-to-appropriate-culture/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 29, 2018By Addison Gallagher

    As an artist in the genre derived from black adversity, Post Malone legitimately believes that being a white rapper is a struggle. It seems as though Post Malone is distancing himself from the hip-hop genre after using the culture to gain his own prominence, adding to the list of names including Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/post-malone-actually-thinks-being-a-white-rapper-is-a-struggle/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 30, 2017By Ariel Zedric

    20 minutes into our Calculus test and the kid behind me taps me on the shoulder. I know better than to think he’s flirting, he just wants help. “What’s the answer to number seven?” I want to tell him to figure it out himself. I want to explain to him that if he had paid … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/yellow-fever/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 23, 2017By Ariel Zedric

    On March 3, 2017, the movie Logan hit the big screen. It follows the classic Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) as he continues to live in the X-Men world, but in this spin-off, Logan is keeping a low profile while caring for a dying Professor X. Despite how much he tries to remain unaffected, Logan’s plans change when he meets a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/meet-the-spanish-british-actress-thats-breaking-barriers-at-age-11/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 12, 2017By Kyla Dowling

    If you haven’t heard about Miley Cyrus’ new song Malibu, you’re probably living under a rock. Long gone is the edginess that surrounded her last release (Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz)— instead, it’s replaced by aesthetically pleasing shots of beaches and a return to her roots (quite literally, actually). The song and the video … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/mileys-new-song-may-be-a-jam-but-that-doesnt-excuse-her-from-anything/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 6, 2017By Zoe Gonzalez

    Dear Melanin, I heard that you are having trouble as more and more people continue to ignore your meaning and underestimate your power. They emulate the rich culture you have given us people of color. Whether it regards traditional African tribal garments, cornrows and hot combs, or bindis at Coachella, they label these significant symbols … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-love-letter-to-my-melanin/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 16, 2017By Yahaira Garcia

    Around March 5th, @thisisinsider tweeted a video about a French Artist who “traded canvases for skulls”. The original video, which I have not been able to find as it has been deleted, is almost identical to the new video posted March 6th after a lot of backlash from the Twitter community. People first claimed that … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/french-artist-seems-to-be-stealing-mexican-culture/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read